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SIMPLICITY - Artistic Experiments in fabric by Deepika Dorai
in and around the 100 year old building at Bimba The Art Ashram 42 Ratna vilas road Basavanagudi
from December 27 th to January 15th - all day 10.30am to 8.30pm
Deepika Dorai, founder artist at Bimba, The Art Ashram has created an array of attire- for all ages and walks- with a rare, unique sensibility. Simple fabric that is sensitive to Earth and communities - Handloom cottons, Khadi , Malkha Oruna Veg Dyed organic cotton and kora silk yarn that is handwoven into masterpieces , wool , jute - is transformed . In each hand picked fabric she creates one -of-a-kind attire with classy cuts, color combines and textures.

Family Of Disabled (FOD), an organisation founded by Dr. Rajinder Johar, a person with quadriplegia (paralysis of all the four limbs), organised the most exclusive exhibition of artworks by artists with disabilities from across India, from December 2 - 8, 2014 as a week-long celebration highlighting the abilities of disabled artists as observance of World Disability Day on 3rd of December. Artworks carefully chosen by the jury of eminent artists- Ms. Arpana Caur and Mr. Sudip Roy.

Beyond Limits- 2014 at Arpana Art Gallery, Academy of Fine Arts and Literature, Siri Fort Institutional Area, Khel Gaon Marg, New Delhi, on December 2 at 11:30 am.

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Oct 26 - Nov 1, 2014

Exhibition of painting "Day And Night" by Apet Pramod

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at Lalit Kala Akademi, Gallery # 3, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi
Contact: +91 98507 07456

Tyagaraja's Bhajana Marga krtis as taught by Chitravina N Ravikiran apt for students of all levels - a great introduction to rakti ragas such as Bhairavi, Asaveri, Yadukulakhamboji and many others. The simple repetitive pattern of the refrains in these compositions lends itself to easy learning and practice.
List of Compositions in Tyagaraja's Bhajana Marga Series
1. Shambo shiva Shankarabharanam Tyagaraja
2. Samayamu telisi Asaveri Tyagaraja
3. Rara raghuveera - Athana - Tyagaraja
4. Rama pahi - Kapi - Tyagaraja
5. Rama namam bhajare - Madhyamavati - Tyagaraja
6. Rama kodandarama - Bhairavi - Tyagaraja
7. Meluko dayanidhi - Sowrashtra - Tyagaraja
8. Haridasulu vedale - Yamunakalyani- Tyagaraja
9. Emani vegintune - Huseni - Tyagaraja
10. Chelimini jalajakshi - Yadukulakambhodhi - Tyagaraja
11. Bhajare raghuveeram - Kalyani - Tyagaraja

Sri Sathya Sai sangeetholsavam,
an annual 6 day long Music Festival organised by Sree Sathya Sai Seva Samithy, Vaikom every year from 18th Novemeber to 23rd November.

8th Delhi International Arts Festival

At Bimba The Art Hut - for the festive season and beyond


Artists famous and renowned at India level were called for to paint on Hyundai cars as part of an art based calendar.
1. Tanjore paintings
2. Madhubani paintings
3. Bollywood Art
4. Mughal Art
5. Rajput Art
6. Pattachitra Art
7. Modern Indian Art

Rasalok 2014
- Still theatre in miniature
Sep 25 - Oct 4, 2014
3 shows a day on all 10 days of Navarathri
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Kalasagar commemorated the 22nd death anniversary of its founder, Kathakali maestro, Kalamandalam Krishnankutty Poduval, as GURUSMARANADINAM (Homage to Guru) on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at Narada Gana Sabha, TTK Road, Chennai.
Kalasagar also honoured legendary gurus viz. Prof. C V Chandrasekhar and Shri T V Sankarnarayanan at the Chennai event on 14th October 2014. The evening's programme presented the traditional art forms like MOHINIYATTAM by Kalamandalam Maya Vinayan and Chakyarkoothu by Shri Pothiyil Narayana Chakyar.
For more details, contact Rajan Poduval, Secretary, Kalasagar (9282449995).
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Niram Thiram Festival

Kalakshetra Foundation hosted its very first festival dedicated to textiles and associated crafts of India from the 9th to 12th of September 2014 from 3pm to 6pm.
Titled "Niram Thiram" the festival was inaugurated on 9th September at 4 pm by Ms Jaya Jaitley.
The festival featured two unique exhibitions
Kachchh Ji Chaap exhibition: 500 years of Block and Batik Print and Revival of Kodali Karuppur Saree

Workshop held alongside the festival on all four days:
9th Sept: Lehariya Tie-and-dye by Sri.Bhadshah Miyan
10th Sept: Ajrakh by Sri.Sufiyan Katri
11th Sept: Batik by Sri. Shakil Ahmed
12th Sept: Kalamkari by Sri. Chakram Prabhakhar
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Drishti - Srishti

Bharani Art Gallery, Mysore presented an exhibition of oil colour paintings by Nanda R. Putty from 12th September to 14th September 2014
This exhibition of paintings was a tribute to her father, artist late Raghuttama Putty, on the occasion of the celebration of his birth centenary.

The works of late Raghuttama Putty were on display at Kalaniketana School of Arts, Vijayanagar, Mysore from 23rd Sep - 4th Oct, 2014.
For more details, contact:
Aniruddha AM - 92410 32032
Bharani Art Gallery - 94485 54221
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Veena Mahotsavam 2014.

September 6th - 19th 2014 (except 8th and 15th)
A record number of 72 slots for Veena, 106 Veena artistes participating along with 18 Mridangam and 18 Ghatam artistes, a total number of 142 artistes.
Venue: Narada Gana Sabha Mini Hall

Ashtapadi, a festival of dance

Sep 12-14, 2014, 6.30pm
Venue: Rabindra Mandap, Bhubaneshwar

Sampoorna Geetagovinda, a festival of Vocal music
Sep 15-16, 2014, 6.30pm
Venue: Jayadev Bhavan, Bhubaneshwar
produced and presented by Sri Geetagovinda Pratisthana, Puducherry
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CMCM - Common Mistakes in Carnatic Music

Lecture Demonstration Series by Chitravina N Ravikiran
A series of lecture demos that Chitravina N Ravikiran initiated to help students and listeners be aware and sensitive to essential musical grammar (lakshana), avoid literally millions of minute or major melody, rhythm and lyrics lapses that are routinely committed.

Newly formed puppet theatre troupe PuthaliLoka

on Saturday June 7 2014 at 630pm in the serene ambience of the specially created open air performance space "Aangana" in Bimba The Art Ashram, 42 Ratna Vilasa road, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru-4

Hand carved and beautifully costumed wooden puppets to depict the adaptation to Mysore court style puppet theatre - the classical dance piece "Bhama Kalapam " (Kannada). Rod Puppets created by and choreographed by Classical artist Deepika Dorai (founder-artist of Bimba The Art Ashram) under the guidance of National award winner Master Ranganatha Rao.

Contact: ( Deepak/ Deepika ) at 08041489354 / 08026622639 for more details

Temple walk and talk

Talk on Saturday May 24, 2014 at 11am at Aangana Bimba The Art Ashram
Walk on Sunday May 25, 2014 through Kote Venkateswara temple on KR road with Master sculptor Ganesh Bhatt

Sculpture tell us much more about the spaces we walk into than we can fathom. In the case of temples they tell us more about the period and connect us with the worship aspects unique to each temple. They also connect us to ageless wisdom when we view them in relation to their alignment to the temple architecture and astronomical phenomena.

Shri Ganesh Bhat practices and generously propogates ageless Shilpa Kala stone sculpting methods and Agama Shastra rules.
He tutored under Professor S K Ramachandra Rao - a scholar, painter, sculptor, musicologist, author of many books and much more.

Bimba The Art Ashram
42, Rathnavilasa road
Basavanagudi Bengaluru 560004
Contact: 080-26622639/ 08041489354

India Foundation for the Arts showcased two projects RE-IMAGINING STORYTELLING TRADITIONS: Comic Art and Animation
At: The Oak Room, The Park, No. 14/7, M G Road, Bangalore, 7pm

Vidyun Sabhaney, a graphic storyteller from Delhi, was supported by IFA to study the visual storytelling techniques of three image-based folk performance traditions-Patuachitra from Bengal, Kaavad from Rajasthan and Togalu Gombeyatta from Karnataka-towards enriching her own practice. Her research culminated in a three-day workshop in New Delhi, titled Image and Word, on traditional and contemporary visual storytelling practices in India. Vidyun shared her experience of travelling to remote villages and meeting master artists who remain passionate about their practice despite the harsh realities of their environment. She also spoke about the impact this study has had on her own practice.

M V Bhaskar
received an IFA grant to digitally replicate the 17th century Ramayana murals of the Chengam Venugopala Parthasarthy temple in Tamil Nadu. Temple and court spaces have vast stretches of narrative mural paintings, engaged in a losing battle with time and the administration. "If they can't be saved there, save them elsewhere, through documentation, digital restoration and replication on other media including cloth (kalamkari), film (animation), etc," believes Bhaskar, who has been documenting and archiving these murals for eight years. He shared his explorations into these alternative forms of mural conservation, reconstruction and restoration.

Preserving a bit of heritage

- S. MUTHIAH, The Hindu, November 20, 2011

Art for Soul @ NIFA

An annual event to celebrate successful year and the hard work of the academy students, Renu Khera the show curator selected the works of 20 bright students which was on display during the exhibition including works of under-privileged kids.

These all upcoming artist have created three original art works in different mediums like oil on canvas, acrylic on canvas, charcoal n dry pestles and reasonably priced. The three days art extravaganza was designed to provide budding artists an opportunity to exhibit their multi dimensional and original art works in the presence of artists, gallerists, collectors, art connoisseurs.

N.I.F.A is also supporting the underprivileged kids by nurturing their talent without any cost to them.

Date: 23rd to 25th May 2014
Time: 11 am to 8 pm
Venue: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FINE ARTS (NIFA), 1012, Dlf Ph-4, Near Galleria Market, Gurgaon, Haryana


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#42, ratnavilasa/DVG road (opp canara bank dvg road branch/near nagasandra circle)
For more details call Deepak (9886635069)

The latest addition of Carnatic Music lessons at
taught by Sangeet Samrat Chitravina N Ravikiran.
Every video lesson includes an introduction to the raga followed by composition learning with a live student group.
The latest set of lessons include both varnams and krtis from a wide variety of composers in varied ragas and are included in the upcoming Perfecting Carnatic Music Level 3 syllabus.
Please email for any questions.

Humanity's tryst with Nature - An exhibition of photographs by Dr.Susil Pani

From 14 - 23 March 2014
Venue: Sri Aurobindo Ashram exhibition hall

Brahan Natyanjali Foundation presented BRAHAN NATYANJALI 2014
February 27 - March 5, 2014 Thanjavur, Tamilnadu
Info: / 98424 55765

The 2nd edition of A2Q2
, an exclusive quiz on the Indian performing arts presented by Aalaap on March 2, 2014, 4pm
Venue: 136.1 Yoga Studio, TTK Rd (above Indain Terrain showroom), Alwarpet


February 8 - 23, 2014 New Delhi
Feb 8: Opening ceremony at Purana Qila, 6.30pm
Feb 23: Closing ceremony Sufi Night at Indira Gandhi National Centre, Janpath, 6pm

A Retrospective of H.A. Gade
- Founder Member: Progressive Artists Group
2nd exhibition of Dhoomimal on the occasion of 6th India Art Fair
31st January - 10th February
at Dhoomimal Gallery, G-42 Connaught Place, New Delhi

Swami Vivekananda 150 Women's Initiative

Kalakendra in collaboration with the Swami Vivekananda 150 Women's Initiative presents the free live webcast of the 2014 Women's Convention, on the occasion of Swami Vivekananda's 151st Birth Anniversary, at Narada Gana Sabha, Chennai at 4.30 pm on Thursday, 23rd January 2014.

This convention was an endeavour to redefine West-centric modernity from an Indian perspective. This is a vital need of the hour as current Indian understanding of modernity is limited to what we borrow from the west in the form of language, modern culture and attire, sprinkled with some undefined notions of equality. In short, this western notion of modernity celebrates the physicality of womanhood, while undermining her inherent spiritual form. This convention is a laudable attempt to redefine the Indian woman and what she stands for, hence the theme, " Indian Women as the Guide for the World at Crossroads."

This programme featured eminent Indian women who are revolutionary thinkers and activists in their chosen fields. Dr. V Shanta, Chairperson of the Adyar Cancer Research Institute, Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam, noted danseuse and President, Nrithyodaya and Mrs. Rajashree Birla from the Aditya Birla Group. Presentations on "Spiritual Foundation of Indian Womanhood," by Dr. Prema Pandurang, Founder, Ksetropasana Trust and "The Feminine character of the Indian Economy," by Mr. S Gurumurthy, renowned Economic Thinker.

Let us pledge to make Swami Vivekananda's timeless words, "There is no chance for welfare of the world unless the condition of women is improved," a reality.

, an exhibition of works by Artists from Goa and selected works by FN Souza curated by Subodh Kelkar
organised by Dhoomimal Gallery with a decade experience and legacy of 70 years in Indian contemporary art

Dates: Jan 27 to Feb 2, 2014
Timing: 11 am to 7pm
Venue: The Stainless, C-O, The Mira Corporate Suites, 1 and 2, Old Ishwar Nagar, Okhla Crossing, Mathura Road, New Delhi- 110065
Contact: Arpita Sinha/ Pragati Varshney/ Ankur Dutta - +91 9871606139/ 9811128790/ 9711018758
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Kalapradarshini 16th Annual Natya Festival

22 - 28 January 2014
Venue : Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan Auditorium, Mylapore, Chennai 600 004
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'NAVARASAM', Public Charitable Trust

January programme:
Lecture cum demonstration and musical concert by Dr.Abhiramasundari Ravichandran, Chennai on 18 Jan 2014
Venue: Chavara Cultural Centre, Amalapuri, PT Usha Raod, Kozikode

Talented Artists who are willing to make performances at Navarasam, Kozhikode, Kerala, free of performance fees, but all relevant specified expenses met by the organizers or those willing to perform on an-all-inclusive moderate budget, are welcome to send their bio-data, minimum acceptable terms as mentioned above to:
A D Madhavan
Chairman, NAVARASAM Public Charitable Trust
28/189 A, Ulhas Nagar Colony Road
Pottammal, Chevarambalam P.O
Kozhikode 673017, Kerala, India
Ph: 91 495 2741096
Mobile 91 9846162317

Aalankritha Art Gallery - an exhibition of paintings titled DIVINITY
Ahobhilam Prabhakar
Gade Pramod Reddy
Satya Gannoji
Vijay Belde

On view from 11th January 2014 - 25th January 2014, 11.00 am to 7.00 pm (Sunday Closed)
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